Philippe Clement bemoans Rangers penalty denial in Hearts draw and lays down challenge to officials for Celtic clash

Philippe Clement felt Rangers should have had a penalty at Tynecastle - and couldn't believe it wasn't picked up by VAR.

There was a definite push on Cyriel Dessers from Frankie Kent as the Nigerian striker tried to get on the end of a James Tavernier cross when the scoreline was yet to be broken. Referee Don Robertson didn't spot anything in real time and the VAR team clearly didn't feel the contact was enough for a foul as no action was taken.

Clement admits he is still to see the incident back but his feeling at the time was there was a "clear pull." And he was baffled as to why the referee couldn't spot it and on top of that why the VAR wasn't able to pick up on it either. The Belgian has also challenged the officials for next weekend's Scottish Cup final against Celtic to get everything spot on.

He said: "From where I was standing there was a clear pull on Cyriel's shirt. So that's disappointing that everybody has the same idea and we saw it from 50 metres away but it wasn't seen on the replays.

"But I still stay a fan of the VAR. But if that's the case then clearly the decision making should be better. That's a detail in this game, I expect that on Saturday the decision making will be very, very correct."